News archive from 3 December 2014

Graham Arnold is 'out of order' over 'high-five' allegations – Tony Popovic

Graham Arnold is 'out of order' over 'high-five' allegations – Tony Popovic

Western Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has labelled Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold as “insulting” and “completely out of order” by suggesting that his players had celebrated the season-ending injury suffered by Blues star Ali Abbas in Saturday’s derby....

Guardian, 00:02 in Sport
 
Asada seeks to force witnesses to testify at Essendon AFL anti-doping hearing

Asada seeks to force witnesses to testify at Essendon AFL anti-doping hearing

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (Asada) is going to the supreme court in a bid to force key witnesses to testify at the Essendon AFL anti-doping hearing. The anti-doping body is seeking subpoenas to compel witnesses Shane Charter and Nima...

Guardian, 00:02 in Sport
 
Hawking: Machines pose threat to our existence

Hawking: Machines pose threat to our existence

EFFORTS to create machines with advanced artificial intelligence pose a threat to our very existence, Professor Stephen Hawking has claimed. The pre-eminent British ­theoretical physicist, who wrote A Brief History of Time, said that the primitive...

 
Chancellor to pledge £15m for dementia research

Chancellor to pledge £15m for dementia research

Chancellor George Osborne is to announce a £15 million boost for research to find new treatments to slow down or prevent the onset of dementia. The spending, to be confirmed in today’s Autumn Statement, will kick-start a new multi- million-pound fund...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 
The fast food diet to fight flab and diabetes

The fast food diet to fight flab and diabetes

IT IS not what you eat but when and for how long you eat each day which determines whether or not you stay slim, a new study suggests. Fasting by limiting calorie-intake to a routine eight to 12-hour time slot may help keep off the flab and prevent...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 
Home births best for many mothers-to-be

Home births best for many mothers-to-be

Women are now better off giving birth at home or in midwife-led centres than in hospitals where doctors are more likely to make interventions such as caesareans, according to new evidence. Studies for the National Institute for Health and Care...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 
Why banana smuggling is profitable in Tunisia

Why banana smuggling is profitable in Tunisia

In many countries around the world, bananas are among the cheapest type of fruit available. Not in Tunisia. Bananas here are about 30% more expensive than in the UK and according to a World Bank study, bananas were in the top 10 smuggled goods...

BBC, 00:13 in Business
 
Big Tobacco Firms Offer 'Misleading Evidence'

Big Tobacco Firms Offer 'Misleading Evidence'

Most studies that show the negative impact plain cigarette packets would have on the economy are funded by "big tobacco" firms, according to a damning report. Such companies have warned standardised packaging would fuel a black market in...

 
Giving Birth At Home 'Safer' For Many Mums

Giving Birth At Home 'Safer' For Many Mums

Giving birth in England and Wales is safer at a midwife-led centre than in hospital - even for first-time mothers - according to new advice. Health advisory body the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said the latest evidence...

 
French entrepreneur takes on Hollande business policies

French entrepreneur takes on Hollande business policies

A 46-year-old businesswoman who makes nuts and bolts for heavy industry has become a folk hero for disaffected French entrepreneurs after she gave a televised dressing-down to President Francois Hollande on the travails of running a company. Karine...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
The university with a laboratory for democracy

The university with a laboratory for democracy

In the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communist regimes in Europe, a unique university was created. It was going to be a laboratory for democracy. George Soros, the Hungarian-born investor and philanthropist, funded the...

BBC, 00:16 in Business
 
Low-risk pregnant women urged to avoid hospital births

Low-risk pregnant women urged to avoid hospital births

Women with low-risk pregnancies are to be encouraged to have non-hospital births under new NHS guidelines, which could see almost half of mothers-to-be planning to deliver their baby away from traditional labour wards. Guidance from National Institute...

Guardian, 00:16 in Health
 
Doncaster building firm worker caught performing sex act on CCTV in couple’s living room

Doncaster building firm worker caught performing sex act on CCTV in couple’s living room

A builder employed by a Doncaster based firm left a couple in shock after he was caught on CCTV performing a sex act in their living room. The worker, employed by Keepmoat, which has its headquarters in Lakeside, was secretly filmed by a London couple...

 

Mediterranean diet best way to beat ageing process and live a longer, healthier life

Scientists have found its combination of foods helps reverse the ageing process and stave off killer diseases. The diet's components - fruit and veg, nuts, legumes, olive oil and a glass of wine with dinner - work together to beat old age, experts...

 

Women should give birth at home or in midwife-led centres advises NHS

Experts say the latest evidence reveals women who have had previous straightforward pregnancies are safer in labour when cared for by midwives, either in specialist birth centres or in their own home. Mothers who chose to give birth in traditional...

 


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